India will host England in a multi-format tour in February and March 2021 – here’s the complete schedule, TV and live streaming details for the marquee series, which begins with the four Tests.
According to the schedule, the two teams will play four Tests, five T20Is and three ODIs in a near two-month window.
The England Test team has already reached India ahead of the first game, which begins in Chennai on February 5, and will be followed by the second Test at the same venue starting the 13th. The last two Tests will be held in Ahmedabad, with the city also hosting all five T20Is. The tour will be concluded by a three-match ODI series to be played at Pune’s MCA stadium.
Both India and England are fresh off Test series wins in Australia and Sri Lanka respectively. While India claimed victory in the final Test at Brisbane to clinch the series 2-1, England completed a 2-0 whitewash over Sri Lanka with wins in both Tests in Galle.
India v England 2021 Test series telecast: TV Channel
The Test series will be telecast on the Star Sports network in India, which owns the rights to broadcast international cricket in the country.
In the United Kingdom, Channel 4 has confirmed to broadcast the series, marking the return of live Test cricket to free-to-air TV for the first time since the Ashes in 2005.
A studio presentation team is set to be announced, and commentary from the live world feed will be used.
Kayo Sports will broadcast the India England series live in Australia.
India v England 2021 Test series telecast: Live streaming
The India v England Test series will be broadcast on Disney+ Hotstar VIP, the live streaming service of Star Sports, in India.
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India v England Test series: Fixtures and start times
The telecast for the Test matches will begin from 9.3oam IST for all Test matches, barring the third game (day/night) that will begin from 2.30pm IST.
1st Test: February 5-9 – MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai – 9.30am IST | 4am GMT
2nd Test: February 13-17 – MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai – 9.30am IST | 4am GMT
3rd Test: February 24-28 – Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad – 2.30pm IST | 9am GMT
4th Test: March 4-8 – Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad – 9.30am IST | 4am GMT